While previous generation consoles like Wii and the Wii U along with the Nintendo 3DS, 2DS sell, they are nowhere close to the newest record set by the hybrid console which has been making waves in every region as soon as it gets launched.
As posted over on Engadget, Nintendo made 64.73 billion yen ($578 million) in gross profit.
The Kyoto-based company reiterated its 65 billion yen operating profit forecast for the year ending March, versus the 127.94 billion yen SmartEstimate of 21 analysts. Net profit totaled Yen21.3 billion, compared with a loss of Yen24.5 billion.
The Kyoto-based game giant booked a consolidated operating profit of ¥16.21 billion, up from last year's ¥5.13 billion loss, on revenue of ¥154.07 billion, up almost 2.5-fold. After a few months, the number reached 4.7 million. Those are some impressive numbers considering how Nintendo is having a hard time manufacturing their portable console. Since consumers still desire Nintendo's system, it is likely sales won't see any significant decline this year.
Many analysts upgraded their estimates after the results, with most citing the stronger-than-expected software sales for the new device, which combines home and portable gaming.
The big question now is whether or not the Switch will hit Nintendo's goal of 10 million units sold. Mario Kart 8 is the second biggest seller with 3.54 in lifetime sales.
The only relative failure so far, and deservedly so, has been Nintendo's other launch title 1-2-Switch, which has so far sold only 1.22 million copies.
It looks as if ARMS could end up soundly surpassing the sales of 1-2-Switch at its current pace.
"Switch demand-supply mismatch appears to be greater than Wii era", Goyal said in a recent note.
Nintendo's forecasts for the Switch - after the initial March madness was underway - escalated from an estimated 8 million SKUs to 16 million SKUs for the fiscal year, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Yuki Noro, a 46-year-old freelance consultant in Tokyo, said she paid Yen53,000 ($474) for a console whose retail price is Yen29,980.